The Effects Of Stress On The Human Body

Mood swings and depression are possible effects of stress.



The effects of stress are many, and you can see them in anyone including adults, adolescents and even children.

Stress is known to bring about both short-term as well as long-term effects on the human body. Hypnotherapy is an effective way to reduce stress.

In today’s world, stress is an undeniable part of anybody’s life. You can define stress as normal physiological response of the human body to any hostile environment.

Here’s a brief look at the effects of stress on the human body:

1. Short Term:

This is what happens when stress is temporary…

I. Diversion of blood from the rest of the body towards vital organs such as the heart and mind.

II. Increase of heart rate to pump blood efficiently along with increase in respiratory rate to get more oxygen from the air.

III. Breakdown of glycogen stored in the liver and muscles to produce more glucose.

Of course, these changes manifest themselves in the form of a variety of short-term effects. Such as chest pain, palpitation, cold skin with goose bumps, breathlessness, dry mouth, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, difficulty in concentrating, memory disturbances, abdominal discomfort, depression and outbursts of anger.

2. Long Term:

In cases where the stress factor is repetitive or persistent, the body continuously releases stress hormones. This translates into constant high blood pressure levels as well as other functional adjustments. The effects of these hormones can be harmful for the body. They may cause irreversible physiological damage of the brain and other organs.

Some of the long-term effects include chronic headache, anxiety disorder, mood swings, substance abuse, weight loss or weight gain, memory disturbance and sleeplessness.

Other reported effects are decreased sex drive, aggravation of existing allergies like asthma, heart attack or stroke because of increased cholesterol.

In other words, the effects of stress on the human body are undesirable. So, if you are victim of stress, it is highly recommended that you seek the guidance of a professional to relieve you of your stress related problems and to help you live a long, fruitful life.

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